Natural Dark Brown | DHG Yak Roving | 50g
Extra fine yak roving (≈18 micron) roving/top in natural light and dark brown.
The Yak (also known as the Tibetan Ox) originates from Tibet and lives at an altitude ranging from 4000 to 6000 metres. It is thanks to this habitat that it develops the warm and supremely soft fibre that DHG is offering in superfine micron gauge.
Yak fibre has a short staple (around 4cm). Laid out delicately it will produce a thin dense felt with a flexible handle and soft sheen. It will strongly bond to fine silk and is ideal for nuno felting. It does not shrink at the same rate as merino, so gives a curled effect when used as a top dressing. If a pinch of fibre is finger twisted before being laid on top of merino, it will form a distinctly crinkled line with curly ends.
Available in 50g individually labelled packs, the fibre will be supplied in a continuous length and pulled, not cut, to prevent damage to the staple. The roving/tops weight averages 18g/m, the length 2.5 metres per 50g.
A few things you should know before you purchase ...
All quoted lengths and weights are approximate;
The actual colour of the fibre may vary from that shown on your monitor;
There may be a slight difference in colour between batches. Your order will be fulfilled from the same batch, but we cannot guarantee that subsequent orders will be identical.